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Friday, Jan 25, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Take a Sneak Peek at Stunning New Ice Castles in Lake Geneva

The stunning, internally-lit life-size castles, made by hand each winter by a Utah-based sculptor and his team, are slated to open in Lake Geneva at the end of December.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 at 3:41 PM

No Cubs Fans, Trump Supporters Allowed at Chicago Speakeasy

No Cubs Fans, Trump Supporters Allowed at Chicago Speakeasy

Apparently you don't just need to know the password to get into a Prohibition-style speakeasy in Chicago - you also need to know the rules. Read »

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 at 4:28 PM

Calendars Marked! Chicago Summer Festivals Set 2019 Dates

It's never too early to start thinking about summer in Chicago. And when frigid temperatures barely reach the teens, the enchanting pull of eating and drinking in the sunshine feels more necessary thanView gallery »

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Monday, Jan 7, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Opening Day for Ice Castles Pushed Back Due to Weather

Opening Day for Ice Castles Pushed Back Due to Weather

A little bit of wintertime whimsy is coming to Riviera Beach in Lake Geneva. Read »

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 at 12:12 PM

Where to Watch NYE Fireworks in Chicago

Where to Watch NYE Fireworks in Chicago

If you’re looking to ring in the New Year with a bang in Chicago, there will plenty of explosive displays to catch. Read »

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Family-Friendly Things to Do This NYE in Chicago Area

If you're looking for a way to ring in the New Year with the whole family, there are plenty of options.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 1:40 PM
Ring in 2019 at Some of the Hottest Parties in Town

Ring in 2019 at Some of the Hottest Parties in Town

The countdown to New Year's Eve is on! NBC 5 will help you ring in 2019 at some of the hottest parties around town.  Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Izard to Open New Chicago Restaurant - This Time a Rooftop

Izard to Open New Chicago Restaurant - This Time a Rooftop

Stephanie Izard is taking her Chicago reign to new heights –literally. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 9:09 AM

'Saturday Night Live' Exhibit Extends Its Run in Chicago

'Saturday Night Live' Exhibit Extends Its Run in Chicago

Live from Chicago, it's Saturday night - for a few more months. Read »

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 at 9:29 PM

Ring in 2019 With NBC 5's 'New Year’s Eve Live in Chicago'

Ring in 2019 with NBC 5's "New Year’s Eve Live in Chicago"! Party with NBC 5’s Marion Brooks, Siafa Lewis and Chris Hush; KISS 103.5’s Fred; Big 10 Network’s Ally Sturm; and, returning to TV, Ji Suk Yi from The... Read »

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